Yearly Archives: 2016

8 Sweet Victoria Patios

8 Sweet Victoria Patios

It’s official: it’s patio season. With the record-breaking temperatures this week, who could resist indulging in a cold bevvie or two in the sunshine? Here are eight of our favourite Victoria spots to soak up some rays with a cold one in hand. 1) Canoe Brewpub is the most obvious choice downtown, because its patio ... Read More
Saltchuck Pie Company Is Nicer Than Pie

Saltchuck Pie Company Is Nicer Than Pie

It’s lunchtime and the Saltchuck Pie Company in Rock Bay is bustling. The simple décor — retro signage, Formica tables, bright orange floor — and the sunlight streaming in makes for a cheerful, beachy vibe. It’s the right tone for a spot serving up Kiwi/Aussie-style savoury pies of the sort that take pride of place ... Read More
Tall Tree Announces 2016 Lineup (Win Tickets!)

Tall Tree Announces 2016 Lineup (Win Tickets!)

If the glorious weather this past week has got you dreaming about the epic adventures summer will bring, behold the lineup announcement for Tall Tree Music Festival. Tall Tree is as classic West Coast as it gets — picture thousands of people camping on a mountain-top in Port Renfrew while an incredible lineup of musicians ... Read More
Victoria’s Jungle-Themed All-Night Dance Party

Victoria’s Jungle-Themed All-Night Dance Party

If you love dancing to heavy bass music as much as I do, you’ll know that closing times in Victoria nightclubs come all too soon — particularly when the shows you’re eager to catch are few and far between. Cue Dub Selekta’s Champion Sound, a new series that will showcase amazing local and international underground ... Read More
Meet The Victoria Ladies Behind These Cats That Kayak

Meet The Victoria Ladies Behind These Cats That Kayak

Ever heard of a cat going hiking? How about sailing? Or snowshoeing? Or kayaking? If your answer is no, it’s time you met Victoria’s famous adventure cats Bolt and Keel. The 10-month-old brothers have amassed more than 21,000 Instagram followers in four months. The kittens also have their own website and YouTube channel and have ... Read More
Victoria’s Popular New Soul Night

Victoria’s Popular New Soul Night

When I heard about the first Future Soul dance night at the Copper Owl back in September, I marked it in my calendar months ahead of time, eagerly anticipating the event. Since Hush Nightclub closed in 2014, there hasn’t been a weekly or even monthly underground electronic music night in Victoria that’s really stuck around. ... Read More
UVic’s Ideafest: 50 Ways to Challenge Your Thinking In Six Days

UVic’s Ideafest: 50 Ways to Challenge Your Thinking In Six Days

The University of Victoria is set to throw open its doors for Ideafest (March 7-12), the annual festival showcasing campus research, art and innovation. It’s not just for academics; the public is welcome at all 50 events on this year’s roster. And get this: They’re. All. Free. Before you think ho-hum microscopes and petri dishes, ... Read More
Three Picks for Victoria Beer Week

Three Picks for Victoria Beer Week

With the third annual Victoria Beer Week fast approaching, it’s time to get your thirst on. The nine-day series of events (from March 4 to 12) will feature more than 50 craft breweries from across British Columbia this year. The schedule is jam-packed with fun events for the beer-lovers among us, but here are our ... Read More
10 Ways to Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown (For $15)

10 Ways to Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown (For $15)

Isn’t it funny how once you live in a place for a while, you sometimes forget to stop and smell the roses? Well, this is your chance to right that wrong. This upcoming weekend (Feb. 27 and 28), $15 will get you access to a ton of Victoria’s major tourist attractions. The Be a Tourist ... Read More